TJ Waste has successfully fulfilled the waste management contracts for three Hampshire festivals this month. The festivals serviced were Gosport Sunset Festival from 1-3 September, the Big Eat Festival at Royal Victoria Country Park from 8-10 September, and Taste of Wickham on 10 September.

Gosport Sunset Festival is free to the public and took place at Walpole Park in Gosport. It combined an eclectic mix of live music with street food, funfair rides, craft fare and a heritage action zone. Performing tribute bands included Oasish, Stereotonics, Forever Queen, Foo Fighterz and Abbas Angels.

This year’s Big Eat Festival was the second of its kind and is the platform for the Hampshire Street Food Awards, the aim of which is to celebrate and reward the best street vendors in Hampshire. More than 30 of the finest food vendors will be serving visitors throughout the three-day event and money raised at the festival will be donated to local food banks.

There will also be entertainment on offer including fun fair rides, live music, a silent disco and a live late night comedy event. On Saturday, there will be a dog show with proceeds going towards pet food vouchers for Hamble food bank.

Taste of Wickham took place in Wickham Square and showcases the best food and drink in the area, including local produce. There were food demonstrations by local restaurants, British craft beers, ciders and wine, freshly prepared food and drinks stalls, retail and services stalls, a range of kids activities and entertainment, and live music!

We supplied half a dozen wheelie bins for each festival, enabling the sites to be kept clean and tidy at all times. We delivered the bins the day before the festivals commenced to ensure they were in place ready for kick-off, and collected them the day after the end of each festival.

All the waste was taken back to one of TJ’s Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF) for sorting to ensure that all unsegregated recyclables are extracted and recycled. We have four MRFs dotted along the south coast at Southampton, Portsmouth and Yapton.

We’re dedicated to diverting waste from landfill and endeavour to recycle up to 100% of the waste we handle. We have established recycling routes for a wide range of materials and any materials that cannot be reused or recycled are directed down the Energy from Waste (EfW) path wherever possible. 

We process all materials in line with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) protocol. WRAP’s mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy by re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products, re-thinking how we use and consume products, and re-defining what is possible through reuse and recycling.

TJ Waste’s General Manager Luke Haskell said: “We’re thrilled to be assisting in a range of different festivals across Hampshire. These events provide a great opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate local food and music at its finest. Providing waste management services for these events helps ensure that the sites are kept clean, enhancing the experience for all.”

Find out more about TJ’s Event Waste Management services and discover the other events we’ve provided these services for…

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Luke Haskell
13 September 2023